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Hate smiling? Grab the smile helmet.

A helmet for people in jobs which demand an unusual amount of smiling, such as air-stewards, receptionists and politicians. A sensor in the front of the helmet detects anybody within a 2 metre range, at which point the mouth is pulled into a broad grin by a small servo motor and some concealed fishing wire. The helmet addresses the facades of social interaction and explores our responses to affected expressions.


Also useful for the studio audience of Two and a Half Men.

Smile Helmet [Tim Simpson via MAKE]

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